Position: Instructional Laboratory Lecturer in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at UCLA (2017-2018).
Duties: Teach upper-division courses in the microbiology field during the 2017-2018 academic year. Courses include course-based research experiences (CUREs) comprised of 5-unit discovery-based wet-laboratory courses and 4-unit courses that focus on the analysis and interpretation of data obtained during the requisite laboratory course. The CURE research projects include bacteriophage discovery and/or microbial ecology. Students will learn to work effectively in groups to design and perform experiments, record observations, and analyze and present results.
The lecturer may also be assigned additional courses according to the instructional needs in the department and in conformity with departmental lecturer workload policies. May include a 3-unit fundamental microbiology combined lecture/laboratory course for pre-professional students and/or a 4-unit lecture only medical microbiology course for nursing students.
For the CURE laboratory courses, responsibilities include supervising students conducting research projects using microbiology and molecular biology techniques, and training students in the use of use of bioinformatics tools for data analysis. This lecturer will also guide students in preparing figures and illustrations for presentations, posters, reports, and websites (database entries), as well as training in scientific communication. The lecturer will work with Laboratory Director and instructional laboratory staff to acquire, prepare, and distribute supplies for experiments, organize instructional materials for course, prepare and present lectures related to the experiments, regularly meet with and oversee teaching assistants, coordinate activities for laboratory sections, and maintain office hours.
For non-CURE laboratory/lecture course for pre-professional students, responsibilities are to organize instructional materials for course, prepare and present lectures, write and grade exams, coordinate activities for discussion sections, regularly meet with and oversee TAs, and maintain office hours. The focus is on experimental techniques of microbiology, with emphasis on cultivation and characterization of bacteria, light microscopy, quantitative techniques, and identification methods.
For lecture course for nursing students, responsibilities are to organize instructional materials for course, prepare and present lectures, write and grade exams, coordinate activities for discussion sections, regularly meet with and oversee TAs, and maintain office hours.
Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in the biological sciences is required, and knowledge of microbiology and/or bioinformatics is preferred. Also preferred is a demonstrated familiarity with evidence-based teaching practices for undergraduates at the university level and experience with laboratory instruction in the biological sciences. Level of appointment and salary commensurate with qualifications, experience, and duties.
Application: Please send curriculum vitae, written statement of teaching interests and background, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.
Applications should be submitted to …
Questions regarding the position should be directed to: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF02766
Jordan Moberg Parker, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Laboratory Curriculum and Assessment
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